south carolina, still a heat warning around st. louis and also around it tulsa. the additional story is heavy rain this morning, just went through new york city, but back in the southern great lakes, we're getting nailed by thunderstorms really from chicago to detroit has been the worst of it and that will continue. so your fraft today, be prepared for afternoon showers and storms. if you're leaving the door this morning in new york city northwards up through new england, have the umbrella with you. also pittsburgh, buffalo, and southeast, too, will be dodging the thunderstorms later on today. we'll give you the full weekend forecast later. bill, thank you. stocks sag on the debt debate. high pump prices boost profit, and a new way to get your pet to mellow out. your first look at this morning's business headlines is straight ahead. coming up, carlos beltran, giants debut, the feel good moment of the week, and hey, ladies. the pacers have found a way to make tom brady look even better. you're watching first look on msnbc. i'm always looking out for small ways to be more healthy.